Master's Degrees


What is Mathematics?

The Master of Arts for Teachers of Mathematics (MAT) degree is for licensed teachers of secondary mathematics and is not intended for individuals seeking teacher certification in mathematics.

This graduate degree program requires three consecutive summers to complete, plus time spent on a project during one academic year, following the first or second summer. Teachers can enter the program any summer, as courses are repeated every third year.

The summer courses, especially designed for teachers, meet in the mornings from mid-June into the second week of August. There are two terms each summer which do not conflict with secondary school calendars. The courses emphasize mathematical content, rather than methods of teaching mathematics. The use of appropriate technology is a component of the program. The courses are also open to those who want them only for enrichment.

Admission Requirements

• Official copy of transcripts for those admitted to the program. Unofficial transcripts are used during the admission review process.
• Three letters of recommendation
• GRE general test score. (Although it is not a requirement, the GRE Mathematics subject test is strongly recommended.)
• TOEFL score for all applicants whose native language is not English

If you would like to submit an electronic application for the Mathematical Sciences program, please visit our On-Line Graduate School Application and complete the form.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

M.A. for Teachers Degree in Mathematics

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


Uptown Campus West


4310 French Hall -West
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0025
Phone: (513) 556-4084
Stephan Pelikan